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Associazione per la Meditazione di Consapevolezza Vipassanā

Vicolo d'Orfeo, 1 - 00193 Roma (RM) - a 200 metri da San Pietro - tel (+39) 06 6865148

Intensives

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
07-10-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM entitled:

Patience: The Practice of Wise Receptivity

we think of patience, as enduring without complaint  or being able to stay calm. However, Frank will help us to explore a deeper understanding. We will learn what leads to impatience and how patience is not simply a discipline or only a virtue. It is a way of not returning harm.

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Shenpen Hookham
17-10-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 18.00-19.30, entitled: There’s More to Dying than Death. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER

Lama Shenpen was born Susan Kathryn Rowan in Essex, England, in 1946. She first encountered Buddhism while studying Geography and Sociology at Reading University, where she became secretary of the University Buddhist Society and had early encounters with Sangharakshita and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche amongst others. Lama Shenpen has trained for over 50 years in the Mahamudra & Dzogchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. She has spent over 12 years in retreat and has been a student of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, one of the foremost living masters of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, since the late 70s. Lama Shenpen is fluent in Tibetan and has translated a number of Tibetan texts into English for her students. On Khenpo Rinpoche’s instructions she produced a seminal study of the profound Buddha Nature doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism, published as The Buddha Within, and gained a doctorate in this from Oxford University. She is also the author of There’s More to Dying than Death. Shenpen is now the Spiritual Director of the Awakened Heart Sangha, and spends most of her time in semi-retreat at the Hermitage of the Awakened Heart (Fortress of Enlightenment - Changchub Dzong) her home and the retreat centre in North Wales, United Kingdom. She has students worldwide who are studying her Living the Awakened Heart Training, a structured learning programme in meditation, reflection and insight, devised especially for westerners, to transmit the most profound teachings of Mahamudra and Dzogchen in an accessible, experiential way. Khenpo Rinpoche has subsequently encouraged Lama Shenpen to develop her teaching activity further, and she is the author of the on-line teaching programmes 'Discovering the Heart of Buddhism' and 'Trusting the Heart of Buddhism'.

DHARMA STUDY INTENSIVE

led by:
Bruno Lo Turco
31-10-2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 6.00pm-7.30pm entitled: The transmission of the dharma. On the origins of Buddhism (the institution of the Sangha) and how the teachings were preserved and transmitted after the death of Gotama, the Buddha. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE 7TH OF OCTOBER

Bruno Lo Turco is associate professor for the scientific-disciplinary sector "Philosophies and religions of India and Central Asia" at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO) of Sapienza University of Rome, where he teaches "Religions and Philosophies of India" and "Sanskrit language and literature".

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
04-11-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 4th OF NOVEMBER from 8 pm to 21.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED FROM OCTOBER THE 21st

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Sabina Moser Marco Vannini
07-11-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM SATURDAY the 7th of NOVEMBER 4.00 pm-7.00 pm, entitled: The Indian revelation in Simone Weil’s thought. The intensive is aimed at all members.

BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED FROM OCTOBER the 22nd

Sabina Moser. Philosophy and Theology graduate, teacher of Catholic Religion at Liceo Michelangiolo in Florence. She published “La fisica soprannaturale. Simone Weil e la scienza” (“Supernatural Physics. Simone Weil and science”); “Uno sguardo nuovo. Il problema del male in Etty Hillesum e Simone Weil” (“A new take. The problem of evil in Etty Hillesum and Simone Weil”) (with Beatrice Iacopini); “Il “credo” di Simone Weil” (“Simone Weil “beliefs”), and the anthological series “Simone Weil. L’attesa della verità” (“Simone Weil. Waiting for the truth”).
Marco Vannini, former teacher of Mysticism History at Trento’s Religious Sciences Institute, he edited the italian edition of all the works of Meister Eckhart, both german and latin, as well as various works by medieval and modern mystics (Margherita Porete, Jean Gerson, Fénelon, Madame Guyon, Sebastian Franck, Valentin Weigel, Daniel von Czepko, Angelus Silesius, etc.). Among his last works we remember, “Mistica e filosofia” (“Mysticism and Philosophy”) “Storia della mistica occidentale” (“A History of Western Mysticism”), “La mistica delle grandi religioni” (“The mystique of the great religions”), “Prego Dio che mi liberi da Dio” (“I pray God to be freed from God”), “Oltre il Cristianesimo” (“Beyond Christianity”), “Introduzione a Eckhart” (An Introduction to Eckhart”)

DHARMA AND VIPASSANA MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Neva Papachristou
21-11-2020

LIVE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE AMECO DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE  entitled: There is no time to waste. SATURDAY the 21st of NOVEMBER 6.00pm-8.00pm. The meeting is open to all.

NO RESERVATION NEEDED

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
02-12-2020

LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 2nd OF DECEMBER from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM NOVEMBER THE 18th

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Francesco Sferra
12-12-2020

SATURDAY THE 12th OF DECEMBER from 4 pm to 7 pm, entitled: The way of devotion. All the same and all different. The intensive is aimed at all members.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM THE 25th OF NOVEMBER

Francesco Sferra, student of Raniero Gnoli, Corrado Pensa and Raffaele Torella, has been teaching Sanskrit language and literature at “L’Orientale” University in Naples since 1998. In 2007 and 2011-2012 he was visiting professor (Numata-Professor für Buddhismuskunde) at the Asia-Africa-Institute (Hamburg Universität). He has been directing an international research project since 2006 aimed at a critical edition and the study of unpublished buddhist texts. Among his main publications, the english translation of Sadangayoga dal Anupamaraksita, commented by Raviśrījñāna (Rome 2000), and the critical edition of the sanskrit Paramārthasamgraha by Nāropā (Roma 2006). Translator from Sanskrit and pāli for A. Mondadori Editore series “I Meridiani. Classici dello spirito” (Milano 2001, 2004) for which he edited a volume around ancient Hinduism (2010). He is a Vipassanā practitioner, and A.Me.Co member since its foundation.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Andrea Anastasio
16-01-2021

SATURDAY the 16th of JANUARY 4 pm- 7 pm, entitled: “Understanding those who meditate”. The observation of mental conditioning in the teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti. The intensive is aimed at all Members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 16st OF DECEMBER

Andrea Anastasio has been practicing awareness meditation since 1983. He has taken part in the retreats organized by Corrado Pensa, and other teachers of the Insight Meditation Society and Thich Nhat Hanh. He further studied the teaching of Krishnamurti and Vimala Thakar in India where he stayed for long periods on the Abu Mountain and Dalhousie on the Himalaya. He graduated in philosophy with Franco Michelini Tocci with a thesis on the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He has translated books on Krishnamurti, Vimala Thakar and Nisargadatta Maharaj for the publisher Ubaldini and on buddhist iconography for Laterza. He lives and works in Italy and India.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Vito Mancuso
06-02-2021

SATURDAY THE 6th OF FEBRUARY 4 pm- 7 pm. The intensive is aimed at all Members.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM the 11th of JANUARY

Vito Mancuso is an italian philosopher and theologian. He has worked as a professor for the Philosophy Faculty of the San Raffaele University in Milan, and for the University of Padua. His last book is Il bisogno di pensare (“The need to think”), Garzanti 2017. Amongst the other works, Hegel teologo (“Hegel the theologian”) (1996), Il dolore innocente (“Innocent pain”) (2002), Rifondazione della fede (“Refounding faith”) (2005), L’anima e il suo destino (“The soul and its destiny”) (2007), La vita autentica (“An authentic life”) (2009), Me e Dio. Una guida dei perplessi (“Me and God. A guide for the perplexed”) (2011), Obbedienza e libertà (“Obedience and freedom”) (2012), Il principio passione (“The passion principle”) (2013), Io amo. Piccola filosofia dell’amore (“I love. Pocket philosophy of love”) (2014), Questa vita (“This life”) (2015), Dio e il suo destino (“God and its destiny”) (2015), Il coraggio di essere liberi (“The courage of being free”) (2016). He wrote a book with Eugenio Scalfari, Conversazioni con Carlo Maria Martini (“A conversation with Carlo Maria Martini”). He wrote out his position in favor of faith in God to Corrado Augias and Paolo Flores D’Arcais, and discussed it live with other atheist intellectuals. A monography on his beliefs has been published in Germany (Essentials of Catholic Radicalism. An Introduction to the Lay Theology of Vito Mancuso, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2011). His books are translated in different languages.

General Information

The intensive and seminars take place in Rome in Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1. The residential retreats, both those organized by A.Me.Co. and those organized by other centers, take place in different locations. The program of the initiatives is also found, in paper form, within SATI, the magazine of the Association for the Meditation of Awareness.

The activities organized by A.Me.Co. are addressed exclusively to the Members.

For the initiatives it is essential to make a reservation, preferably by e-mail to the following address segreteria@associazioneameco.com (send another e-mail if you do not receive a confirmation message). Reservations are accepted from the date indicated for each initiative. You can participate without reservation only in cases where it is expressly specified. For information or reservations you can call the secretariat at 06.6865148 at the following time:

– ANTI-MEDIATE TIME: FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

– POMERIDIAN TIMES: MONDAY AND FRIDAY: from 14.00 to 21.00; TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: from 14.00 to 20.30.

To order the recordings on CD, in mp3 format, of the teachings held at A.Me.Co. write to ameco.iniziative@libero.it. The CDs will be sent by regular mail. For the catalogue of the recordings consult the section USEFUL RESOURCES.